Cookies Policy

Last updated: 6/12/18

 

Destroy the Comics (“us”, “we”, or “our”) uses cookies on https://destroythecomics.com (the “Service”). By using the Service, you consent to the use of cookies.

Our Cookies Policy explains what cookies are, how we use cookies, how third-parties we may partner with may use cookies on the Service, your choices regarding cookies and further information about cookies.

Generally, cookies are used by us to improve user experience or analyze our visitor demographics. Social media sharing features and embedded media may require also use cookies for their functions.

 

What are cookies

Cookies are small pieces of text sent by your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the Service or a third-party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and the Service more useful to you.

Cookies can be “persistent” or “session” cookies.

 

How Destroy the Comics uses cookies

When you use and access the Service, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser.

We use cookies for the following purposes: to enable certain functions of the Service, to provide analytics, to store your preferences, to enable advertisements delivery, including behavioral advertising.

We use both session and persistent cookies on the Service and we use different types of cookies to run the Service:

  • Essential cookies: We may use essential cookies to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts.
  • WordPress cookies: When users of our Service comment on an article, they have the option to save their name, email address, and website to be autofilled the next time they write a comment. This information is saved in the form of a cookie on the user’s computer.

 

Third-party cookies

In addition to our own cookies, we may also use various third-parties cookies to report usage statistics of the Service, deliver advertisements on and through the Service, and so on. 

These are the third party services that use cookies, to the best of our knowledge:

  • MailChimp for email list and newsletter management
  • Google AdSense for display ads
  • Google Analytics to analyze user data and demographics to help improve the website
  • Amazon Partner program for affiliate marketing links
  • Facebook Like and share features
  • Twitter Tweet features
  • Google+ Plus and share features
  • LinkedIn share features
  • Reddit Upvote and share features
  • Embedded media such as Youtube embedded video players
  • Cloudflare for denial of service protection
  • Other social media networks that may be using tracking cookies

Third party cookie preferences can be directly managed with their respective providers or you can use your web browser settings to clear your cookies.

 

Detailed Cookie Information

Necessary Cookies

Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure
areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

__cfduid

Used by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic.

Provider: bufferapp.com

PHPSESSID

Preserves user session state across page requests.

Provider: destroythecomics.com

SESS#

Preserves users states across page requests.

Provider: reddit.com

 

Statistics Cookies

Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting
information anonymously.

 

_ga

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

Provider: Google Analytics

_gat

Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate

Provider: Google Analytics

gid

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

Provider: Google Analytics

collect

Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.

Provider: Google Analytics

 

Advertising Cookies

Advertising cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.

 

@@History/@@scroll|#

Used by Google Adsense to track scrolling history for ad personalization.

Provider: Google Adsense

ck1

Collects anonymous data related to the user’s visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and what pages have been loaded, with the purpose of displaying targeted ads.

Provider: Casale Media

CMDD

Collects anonymous data related to the user’s visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and what pages have been loaded, with the purpose of displaying targeted ads.

Provider: Casale Media

CMID

Collects anonymous data related to the user’s visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and what pages have been loaded, with the purpose of displaying targeted ads.

Provider: Casale Media

CMPRO casalemedia.com

Used for targeted ads.

Provider: Casale Media

CMPS casalemedia.com
Collects anonymous data related to the user’s visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and what pages have been loaded, with the purpose of displaying targeted ads.

Provider: Casale Media

CMSC casalemedia.com

Collects anonymous data related to the user’s visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and what pages have been loaded, with the purpose of displaying targeted ads.

Provider: Casale Media

CMST casalemedia.com

Collects anonymous data related to the user’s visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and what pages have been loaded, with the purpose of displaying targeted ads.

Provider: Casale Media

drtn#
Collects anonymous data related to the user’s visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and what pages have been loaded, with the purpose of displaying targeted ads.

Provider: Casasle Media

DSID

Used by Google DoubleClick for re-targeting, optimisation , reporting and attribution of online adverts.

Provider: Google DoubleClick

GPS

Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.

Provider: Youtube

id

Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads.

Provider: Google Adsense

IDE

Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user’s actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser’s ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.

Provider: Google DoubleClick

lidc

Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn , for tracking the use of embedded services.

Provider: LinkedIn

mdata

Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads.

Provider: Google Adsense

na_id

Used for personalized ads.

Provider: Google Adsense

na_tc

Registers user data such as purchase details, website navigation , IP address, geographical location, visited websites and what ads the user has clicked. This data is combined with psychographic, demographical, and geographical data with the purpose of personalising content, ads and customer communication .

Provider: Google Adsense

r/collect

Used for targeted advertising.

Provider: Google DoubleClick

rlas3

Collects anonymous data related to the user’s visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and what pages have been loaded, with the purpose of displaying targeted ads.

Provider: Google Adsense

rtn1-z

Used for displaying targeted ads.

Provider: Google Adsense

test_cookie

Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies.

Provider: Google DoubeClick

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

Tries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.

Provider: YouTube

YSC

Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.

Provider: YouTube

 

Other Cookies

__smListBuilderShown

Tracks whether the newsletter sign up form has been shown.

Provider: sumo.com

__smSessionId

Tracks the session id for use in Sumo marketing tools.

Provider: sumo.com

__smToken

Used for Sumo marketing tools.

Provider: sumo.com

__smVID

Used for sumo marketing tools.

Provider: sumo.com

dp

Unclassified.

Provider: a3cloud.net

inbound_referral_site

Unclassified.

Provider: n/a

initref

Unclassified.

Provider: reddit.com

lead_session

Unclassified.

Provider: n/a

loid

Unclassified.

Provider: reddit.com

wp_lead_uid

Unclassfied.

Provider: n/a

 

What are your choices regarding cookies

If you’d like to delete cookies or instruct your web browser to delete or refuse cookies, please visit the help pages of your web browser.

Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.

Website Cookie Preferences

You can also exercise your Website cookie preferences by visiting the TRUSTe preference center by clicking this link: http://preferences-mgr.truste.com/.

Mobile Advertising

You can opt out of having your mobile advertising identifiers used for certain types of Interest Based Advertising, including those performed by us, by accessing the settings in your Apple or Android mobile device and following the most recent published instructions. If you opt out, we will remove all data about you and no further data collection or tracking will occur. The random ID we (or our third party partners) had previously assigned to you will also be removed. This means that if at a later stage, you decide to opt-in, we will not be able to continue and track you using the same ID as before, and you will for all practical purposes be a new user to our system.

Do Not Track

Some Internet browsers – like Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari – include the ability to transmit “Do Not Track” or “DNT” signals. Since uniform standards for “DNT” signals have not been adopted, our Websites do not currently process or respond to “DNT” signals. MailChimp takes privacy and meaningful choice seriously and will make efforts to continue to monitor developments around DNT browser technology and the implementation of a standard. To learn more about “DNT”, please visit All About Do Not Track.

 

Where can your find more information about cookies?

You can learn more about cookies and the following third-party websites:

 

How often will you update this Cookies Policy?

We may update this Cookie Statement from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. Please therefore re-visit this Cookies Policy regularly to stay informed about our use of cookies and related technologies.